A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) - The Justice Department will appeal a judge's decision to make the morning-after pill available to women and girls of all ages on Wednesday.
The day before, the Food and Drug Administration announced the Plan B pill would be available to girls 15 and older without a prescription and over-the-counter. Currently the age limit is 17.
The Justice Department claims U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York exceeded his authority, according to the Associated Press. Korman had given the FDA until Monday to lift the age ban for the morning-after pill.
The product was to be available in retail outlets with pharmacies and sold during non-pharmacy hours.
The FDA approved Plan B in 1999.
The drug stops an egg from being released from the ovary, preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm.
If there has been fertilization, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from embedding in the uterus, but the drug must be taken within 72 hours after sex
However, if the egg has already implanted in the uterus, the morning-after pill will not work.
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, overturned a decision by the FDA to remove the age restriction on Plan-B, stating that young girls may not have the maturity to understand all the facts about the pill and how to use it.
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